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Ralph Fiennes honoured in New York

Ralph Fiennes has been honoured at the New York Film Festival.

The English Patient and Schindler's List star, 50, was celebrated with a gala tribute recognising his body of film work.

Guests were shown clips from the Oscar-nominated star's career and the event ended with a screening of The Invisible Woman, the British star's movie about Charles Dickens and his secret mistress.

Ralph, who previously went behind the camera for Coriolanus, directed and also stars as the British author in the costume drama, which is set to open on Christmas Day.

Asked when he first contemplated directing films, Ralph told the audience: "Maybe around the time of The English Patient... there was something about Anthony's (Minghella) generosity as a director."

Asked what it was like to voice a character in Aardman's Oscar-winning animated film The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, he joked: "I remember thinking, 'I wasn't taught this at RADA!'."

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